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    Prioritization of dam rehabilitation, improved flood warning systems, development of emergency action plans, and inform policy makers on zoning regulations.

    Rock Chute Design

      This Excel spreadsheet is included as a tool to design rock chutes for conservation practices. Median size for rock is determined along with the chute hydraulics and dimensions. This spreadsheet is based on "Design of Rock Chutes" by Robinson, Rice, and Kadavy, ASAE Vol. 41(3), pp. 621-626, 1998. One Spreadsheet version is included. Rock_Chute.xls is intended for Excel in Microsoft Office 97. The program was developed by the Iowa design staffa nd modified by the WI-engineering staff. The Excel file (.xls) ispassword protected. A Glossary is included.

      AgroEcosystem Performance Assessment Tool

        The AgroEcosystem Performance Assessment Tool is a computer program used to evaluate the agronomic and environmental performance of management practices in long-term agroecosystem experiments. The program employs a simple scoring method to quantify the performance of management practices using indicators grouped within agroecosystem functions. Management practices are evaluated on a relative basis using the method, thereby internalizing comparisons. Because of its specialized application to long-term experiments, the program is designed primarily for use by agricultural researchers.

        NLEAP GIS 5.0

          NLEAP GIS 5.0 can help users identify hot spots across the landscape and identify management practices that can increase nitrogen use efficiency. A Nitrogen Trading Tool (NTT) analysis can be conducted to determine the potential benefits of implementing best management practices and the quantity of nitrogen savings that could potentially be traded in future air or water quality markets.


            HYDRUS-1D is a Microsoft Windows-based modeling environment for analysis of water flow and solute transport in variably saturated porous media. The software package includes the one-dimensional finite element model HYDRUS (version 7.0) for simulating the movement of water, heat, and multiple solutes in variably saturated media. The model is supported by an interactive graphics-based interface for data-preprocessing, discretization of the soil profile, and graphic presentation of the results.


              Simulates water, heat, and solute movement in one-dimensional variably-saturated porous medium.


                Geopack is a comprehensive, user-friendly software package containing several computer programs for carrying out geostatistical analyses of spatially correlated data. The programs were written so that they can be used by scientists, engineers or regulators with little experience in geostatistical techniques and still satisfy the requirements of more advanced users. Using the programs, and spending a little time becoming familiar with geostatistics, the end-user should be able to include the geostatistical techniques in their work and research environment.


                  Estimates the film permeability (i.e., mass transfer coefficient) from the analysis of permeability cell concentration data.


                    Statistical software package for estimating field scale spatial salinity patterns from electromagnetic induction signal data (for Windows XP)


                      Estimates parameters in several equilibrium and non-equilibrium transport models from laboratory or field tracer experiments.